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Swiggy lists 12 Traditional Indian Sweets

Experts at Swiggy list 12 traditional Diwali treatsfrom from different Indian states that you must try this festive season, if you haven’t already!

 

Diwali is just around the corner and people across the country just can’t keep the excitement in. More than just the Festival of Lights, Diwali is also dubbed as the ‘Festival of Sweets’! It’s also the time to relive childhood memories with friends, family and long-lost relatives.. What better way to recreate the good old days than with some traditional festive fare?

1. Maharashtra’s Karanji

Also known as Gujjia in some parts of India, Diwali feels incomplete without one of these sweet dumplings. Crunchy on the outside with a dessicated coconut stuffing inside, this treat must be on your to-eat list!

 

 2. Gujarat’s Chorafali

What better way to enjoy tea-time than with a plate of Chorafali? These crispy fritters, made from chickpea and lentil flour, are even better when seasoned with tangy aamchur (dry mango) powder!

 

 

3. Rajasthan’s Mawa Kachori

This dessert doesn’t even need a spoon! Garnished in a syrup, the sweet surprise is hidden inside the Kachori – a filling of rich, wholesome Mawa (reduced milk)!

 

 

4. Delhi’s Kheel Batasha

Diwali doesn’t get any more traditional than with a handful of Kheel Batasha, a popular Puja offering of crystallized sugar drops sprinkled with puffed rice.

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5. Madhya Pradesh’s Gajak

A thin, crunchy sweet made from sesame seeds & cashews, Gajak isn’t hard to bite but it’s definitely hard to miss during Diwali!

 

 

6. Kolkata’s Choddo Shak

For a healthy festive season, take cues from Kolkata. Containing 14 (“choddo” in Bengali) green leafy veggies like spinach, fenugreek, taro and pumpkin greens, this dish stands out with its spectacular nutritional value!

If you love cheesecakes, we bet you’ll love Chenna Poda, Odisha’s desi version, sprinkled with cashew nuts and raisins!

 

 

8. Uttar Pradesh’s Suran Ki Sabji

While Uttar Pradesh is well-known for its variety of mithai, tradition calls for this savoury dish featuring the nutritious suran (elephant foot yam) during Diwali. Now we know the secret of their gusto!

 

 

9. Assam’s Narikol Laru

Go (coco) nuts over Assam’s traditional sweet, the rich Narikol Laru, which is made with either sugar or the healthier alternative, jaggery!

 

 

10. Karnataka’s Senige Huggi

Similar to Pongal, this is a traditional porridge made from rice and mung beans. The best part? Sennige Huggi can be made in both savoury and sweet versions!

 

 

11. Andhra Pradesh’s Bandar Laddu

Originating from the town Bandar, the smoothness of these laddus is a treat for the eyes and their melt-in-your-mouth quality is one for your palate!

 

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